Docherty Fam­ily re­turn­ing

Con­cert at St. An­drew’s Chapel

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The Docherty fam­ily con­tin­ues a long-stand­ing tra­di­tion this week­end with a con­cert at St. An­drew’s Chapel.

This well-known mu­si­cal Is­land fam­ily has been per­form­ing across P.E.I. and the Mar­itimes for close to 30 years and not a sum­mer has gone by in 22 of those years where they did not do a show at what they call “one of our favourite venues to play in.”

Lo­cated on Route 2, just past Mount Ste­wart, the quaint and his­toric chapel is si­t­u­ated on a hill over­look­ing the Hills­bor­ough River and the nearby vil­lage. Walk­ing through the doors and into the char­ac­ter and charm of the wood-clad walls and ex­posed beams trans­ports peo­ple back in time.

Those same fea­tures also add to the rich, warm acous­tics, which make per­for­mances so en­joy­able.

On Sun­day night, au­di­ences will be treated to a mix­ture of tra­di­tional East Coast songs, come coun­try favourites, some toe-tap­ping fid­dle and ac­cor­dion tunes and a few sur­prises, sto­ries and chuck­les by Ge­orge Docherty on guitar, vi­olin, ac­cor­dion, har­mon­ica and vo­cals, along with his three sons: Ken­dall on lead vo­cals and key­board; Ja­son on bass guitar and vo­cals; and Ti­mothy on lead guitar and vo­cals. Also on stage will be long-time band mate and adopted fam­ily mem­ber Brian Knox on drums.

The show gets un­der­way at 8 p.m. and there will be a lunch and 50/50 draw in sup­port of the Friends of Saint An­drews and the main­te­nance and op­er­a­tion of this fa­cil­ity. Ad­mis­sion is at the door.

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